Pamela Johnson is able to capture the moment we realize that the instant gratification was not worth it. Sure, it is easy enough to slap some peanut butter and jelly on the ol' Wonder Bread, or pour some boiling water into noodles in Styrofoam cup, but what are we doing to our selves and our psyches? And who won't admit to eating dry cereal straight from the box? Yet Johnson manages to bring a sort of dignity to the objects of our lazy desire by creating still life situations where our role as abusers is evident.
Artist: Pamela Johnson